Manchester City will host Burnley in Monday’s Premier League clash at the Etihad Stadium.
The visitors are looking to extend their 7-game unbeaten run. But Manchester City came back from the break with a convincing 3-0 home win against Arsenal.
Check a complete match preview and betting prediction for tonight’s match.
Manchester City looking sharp after 3-month break
Wednesday’s 3-0 win over Arsenal was the 10th in 14 Premier League home matches for the Citizens. Race title is over, but Guardiola’s team is looking to finish the season in good fashion, still with the Champions League to fight for.
The Citizens are very strong playing at the Etihad Stadium, averaging more than 2.5 goals per game. Defensively, Aymeric Laporte is back with the team and that has huge importance for the team. The French international only made 8 Premier League appearances but with him in the lineup, City kept a clean sheet in 75% of the Premier League games, compared to just 24% without him.
With Leicester’s draw at Watford, the Citizens can open a 9-point advantage over the third spot. For tonight’s game, Eric Garcia is out, while Claudio Bravo and John Stones remain doubtful.
Manchester City predicted lineup
Ederson; Walker, Fernandinho, Laporte, Mendy; Rodri, De Bruyne, D. Silva; Sterling, B. Silva, Aguero.
Burnley hope to extend their 7-game unbeaten run in the Premier League
The visitors are on a 7-game unbeaten run, getting 4 wins during that period. With tonight’s game still to play, the Clarets have a 12-point advantage over the relegation zone. Getting points at the Etihad Stadium will not only give a boost of confidence for what’s left of the season but also will put Burnley closer to their goal of keeping their spot in the Premier League next season.
Burnley have lost 5 of their last 10 away games in the Premier League, failing to score in half of them. Ashley Barnes and Chris Wood are both sidelined, which is a huge blow for Burnley.
Burnley predicted lineup
Pope; Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Taylor; Hendrick, Westwood, Cork, McNeil; Vydra, Rodriguez.